Whiteboard Attendance feature

Using the Whiteboard attendance register

Teachers can use the Whiteboard to take the morning and afternoon register.

After logging into the Whiteboard, select today’s date, select a class, open the Bottom menu [1] and select the Attendance [2] option.

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When taking the morning register use the AM (morning) column and for the afternoon register use the PM (afternoon) column to record the attendance of each student. Students marked as Present [3] will be highlighted in Green, students marked as Not present [4] will be highlighted in Red and students marked as Late [5] will be highlighted in Orange.

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When marking a Selected Student [6] as Late you need to record how late, right mouse click on the 'L' and click on the Minutes Late [7] option to open the Minutes counter [8]. Click the up and down arrows to record how late the student was in Minutes.

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Use the standard SIMS codes on the Register:

Code

Description

/

Present (AM)

\

Present (PM)

B

Educated off site (not Dual reg.)

C

Other authorised circumstances

D

Dual registration

E

Excluded

G

Family Holiday (not agreed)

H

Family Holiday (agreed)

I

Illness

J

Interview

L

Late (before registers close)

M

Medical/Dental appointments

N

No reason yet provided for absence

O

Unauthorised Abs

P

Approved sporting activity

R

Religious observance

S

Study leave

T

Traveler absence

U

Late (after registers closed)

V

Educational visit or trip

W

Work experience

X

Non-compulsory school age abs

Y

For students who should be attending but are shielding someone, self-isolating or has an EHCP and risk assessment says they shouldn’t be in school

-

All should attend / No mark recorded

When the register is complete click any part of the screen outside of the attendance register list to close the register.

SIMS Registration via Whiteboard explained

The SIMS attendance register updates automatically every 10 minutes.

Morning register

The morning SIMS attendance register taken by the teacher must be submitted by 11:00. If the teacher need's to change a submitted attendance code, make the change on the whiteboard before 11:00 and the modified attendance will be recorded and updated to SIMS. 

The school admin can make changes, if required, to the SIMS attendance register between 11:00 and 12:00, this must be done before the SIMS morning register run is completed at 12:00.

Afternoon register

The afternoon SIMS attendance register starts after 13:00 and follows the same process as the morning register. The attendance register taken on the whiteboard will override any SIMS attendance records taken during the 10 minute update cycle.

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